In today’s day and age, distractions are everywhere, which is why distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents here in the United States. Of course, there are various distractions, including eating while driving, applying makeup while driving, and more. However, the most common type of distraction is texting or using a cell phone while driving. If you are someone who was injured in an accident due to a distracted motorist, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for compensation. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about what to do after car accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am hurt in a car accident with a distracted driver?
If you are injured in an accident, the first thing you must do is call the police and get the driver’s insurance information while keeping conversation to a minimum. From here, you should be sure to ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email address so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. Next, take pictures of any damage to your car, the other motorist’s car, and any property involved in the accident. Once you are treated at a hospital, obtain all medical documentation regarding your injuries, and finally, retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your claim. This can include cell phone records of the texting driver, security camera footage of the accident, and more.
How long do I have to sue someone for a car accident injury in Pennsylvania?
Oftentimes, when someone is injured in an auto accident, they will wait to see if those injuries heal on their own. Of course, we understand why, as most people do not want to get caught up in the legalities associated with personal injury claims, however, the truth is, the sooner you file your claim, the better off you will be. This is in large part due to the fact that the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is two years, which generally gives the wrongly injured two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait past the two-year limit, you will most likely be time-barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to help you today.
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